Phantom of the Opera Tour Has a New Christine

By Kenneth Jones
05 Jun 2008

Marni Raab
Marni Raab

Marni Raab takes over the role of the young soprano Christine Daaé in the U.S. national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera on June 5.

In the international award-winning musical directed by Harold Prince, now at the Community Center Theatre in Sacramento through June 14, Raab succeeds Sara Jean Ford.

Also featured in the cast are Stephen Tewksbury as the Phantom, Greg Mills as Raoul, Kim Stengel as Carlotta Giudicelli, D.C. Anderson as Monsieur André, Bruce Winant as Monsieur Firmin, Nancy Hess as Madame Giry, John Whitney as Ubaldo Piangi and Jessi Ehrlich as Meg. At certain performances, Kelly Jeanne Grant plays the role of Christine.

Marni Raab is returning to the U. S. tour. She appeared in the Broadway production, and played Christine on a world tour that played Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong.

Upcoming bookings of the Phantom tour include:



  • June 18-July 13: Tulsa, OK Tulsa Performing Arts Center

  • July 16-Aug. 10: San Diego, CA Civic Theatre

  • Aug. 13-Sept. 7: Portland, OR Keller Auditorium

  • Sept. 10-Oct. 4: Seattle Paramount Theatre

  • Oct. 8-25: Spokane, WA, INB Performing Arts Center

  • Oct. 30-Nov. 22: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

  • Beginning Nov. 26: San Francisco Orpheum Theatre

    For more information, visit the official website at www.thephantomoftheopera.com.